Contributors to the first forum included:
Terry Tamminen is a compact, effective speaker. He is blunt and entertaining, Arnold Schwarzenegger brought Tamminen on as his environmental adviser in 2003, elevated him to secretary of the state EPA, and then appointed him a senior cabinet adviser in 2004. Unfortunately, it seems that Tamminen is more keen on entertaining his audiance than addressing the issues at hand.
Michael D. Lemonick - A senior science writer at Time magazine in New York. Was also executive editor at Discover magazine a senior editor at Science Digest magazine. Michael is a pro at taking scientific information and making it interesting for a general readership.
The range of topics included Global Warming and how it has been represented by the media. Lessons we have learned and successes environmentalists have enjoyed.
Blue Frontier “Peter Benchley” Awards Followed.
Introduction – Wendy Benchley & David Helvarg
Science - Jeremy Jackson & Nancy Knowlton, Scripps – Presenter Enric Sala National Geographic
Media – Mark Shelley, Sea Studios – Presenter Philippe Cousteau, Earth Echo
Youth Award – Zander Srodes, sea turtle champ – Presenter Wallace “J.” Nichols, Ocean Revolution
Hero of the Seas – Richard Charter, OCS Coalition – Presenter, Warner Chabot, CA. LCV
Policy – Rep. Sam Farr (D. CA) – Presenter David Wilmot